If you arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport please take the bus “TXL” to the train station Berlin Alexanderplatz. There is a bus approximately every 20 minutes – there is no need to check the schedule in advance. From the train station Berlin Alexanderplatz, please take the train “RE1” in the direction Frankfurt (Oder). There is a train approximately every 30 minute and it takes about an hour to arrive in Frankfurt (Oder). Attention: Please do not get off at the station called Frankfurt (Oder) Rosengarten but the next stop Frankfurt Oder.
Please use the webpage of the “Deutsche Bahn” (German train company, www.bahn.de) for directions to get from any German train station to Frankfurt (Oder). Tickets can be bought directly at the airport. There is a counter where you can purchase tickets (BVG) but also several ticket machines. You will need the following ticket: “Berlin AB to Frankfurt (Oder)” ONE way (in German: “Einfache Fahrt”). It should cost around 10,00 €.
What to bring along on the first day(s)
Make sure to bring some cash on the first day (for accommodation deposit, monthly tickets etc.). You will get a map and some general information when you get here but don’t worry: Frankfurt (Oder) is a nice-sized town and you will find your way and understand the transportation easily.
WiFi is not as common in Germany as it is in the US, for example. Unfortunately, there is no Internet at the dormitories in Słubice. But of course, you can connect via WiFi to the internet at our university. Furthermore, there are several bars in Frankfurt (Oder) where you have WIFI access.